Dept. of Epidemiology/Biostatistics/Occupational Health

The IHSP's Alissa Koski and her colleague Shelley Clark have been receiving some media attention from their recent article:

Child Marriage in Canada

Koski A and Clark S
Population and Development Review (2021).
Published January 8th, 2021


Classified as: Institute for health and social policy, Social Determinants of Health, Child Health, children, child marriage
Published on: 29 Jan 2021

Canada is at the forefront of global efforts to end child marriage abroad. Yet this practice remains legal and persists across the country. In Canada, more than 3,600 marriage certificates were issued to children, usually girls, under the age of 18 between 2000 and 2018, according to a new study from researchers at McGill University. In recent years, an increasing number of child marriages have been common-law unions.

Classified as: child marriage, Canada, children, common-law, Alissa Koski, shelley clark
Published on: 8 Jan 2021

The IHSP's Arijit Nandi co-authored an article in Epidemiology:

Batomen B, Moore L, Strumpf E, Nandi A

Addressing competing risks when assessing the impact of health services interventions on hospital length of stay

Epidemiology (Cambridge, Mass.)
November 23, 2020 - Volume Published Ahead of Print
DOI: 10.1097/ede.0000000000001307. PMID: 33284168.

Classified as: Institute for health and social policy, epidemiology, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Published on: 14 Dec 2020

The IHSP's Jill Baumgartner co-authored an article in Chemosphere:

Santa-Rios A, Barst BD, Tejeda L, et al.

Dried blood spots to characterize mercury speciation and exposure in a Colombian artisanal and small-scale gold mining community

Chemosphere 2020, 129001, ISSN 0045-6535
available online November 19, 2020


Classified as: Institute for health and social policy, mercury, gold mining, EBOH
Published on: 1 Dec 2020

Arijit Nandi co-authored an article in Environmental Research:

Richardson RA, Harper S, Weichenthal S, et al.

Extremes in water availability and suicide: Evidence from a nationally representative sample of rural Indian adults

Environmental Research. 2020 Nov;190:109969.
DOI: 10.1016/j.envres.2020.109969.


Published on: 9 Nov 2020

McGill University professor Nicole Basta and her team have created an interactive online COVID-19 vaccine tracker, that provides real-time updates on progress in developing a safe and effective vaccine.

Classified as: covid-19, Vaccines, vaccination, tracker, tracking, Development, Nicole Basta, brian ward, Erica Moodie, McGill University Interdisciplinary Initiative in Infection and Immunity, MI4
Published on: 26 Oct 2020

As countries struggle to contain the COVID-19 pandemic, vaccination uptake is a public health priority now more than ever. Efforts to increase vaccinations vary greatly around the globe. A new McGill-led study comparing policies around the world finds broad implementation of mandatory vaccination mandates. However, the penalties for failing to vaccinate differ significantly by country, ranging from fines to jail time.

Classified as: Mandatory, vaccinations, policy, penalties, countries, global, health, Nicole Basta, Katie Gravagna
Published on: 22 Oct 2020

Two in three hospitalized seniors are prescribed drugs that should be avoided by older adults, increasing the risk of injury and adverse drug reactions. Improving hospital prescribing practices can reduce the frequency of inappropriate medications and resulting harm, according to a new study led by McGill University researchers.

Classified as: Inappropriate medications, prescriptions, Hospitals, prescribing practices, seniors, risks, injury, harm, Daniala Weir, Robyn Tamblyn, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Published on: 5 Aug 2020

How does a pandemic affect the physical and psychological health of adults as they age? Does COVID-19 have an impact on the delivery of regular health-care services? Does a COVID-19 infection lead to long-term health problems affecting the lungs or brain?

Classified as: christina wolfson, Dept. of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health, faculty of medicine, health, diseases, covid-19, adults, aging
Published on: 22 Apr 2020

Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor announces a $5.8 Million investment in programs to give health research trainees hands-on work experience.

Published on: 2 Oct 2017

New website for McGill’s School of Population and Global Health

By Kim Nightingale

The Faculty of Medicine is pleased to unveil the website for the McGill School of Population and Global Health (SPGH).

Published on: 18 Sep 2017

Apply before October 4th

Students can now apply for to up to 14 travel awards to help fund global health project in low-resource settings. Deadline to apply is October 4th!
More information is available here:


Published on: 6 Sep 2017

Tuberculosis (TB) is a recognized hazard for healthcare workers, but the annual screening strategy currently in place in Canada and the United States is costly with very limited health benefits and should be reconsidered, according to a new study led by a team from the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC). The findings, published in the journal BMC Medicine, suggest health agencies in North America should consider switching to a targeted strategy focusing on high-risk healthcare workers only.

Published on: 2 Aug 2017

In the 2015 federal election campaign, the Liberal party led by Justin Trudeau promised to “legalize, regulate, and restrict access to marijuana.” In early April 2017, the Liberals took a giant step toward fulfilling that promise, introducing a bill aimed at regulating the recreational use, sale and cultivation of marijuana, along with a second bill to bring marijuana use under the ambit of the impaired driving laws.

Published on: 16 May 2017


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